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are in big trouble. >> frightening reminder indeed. it appears we are jumping topics want to get to a lot if we can. harmid karzai half brother killed by his bodyguards, how big is this? he was a controversial characters what is the fall out? >> awk as he is known in some circles was the done he was the dean -- don, he was the dean of kandahar some people call him the teflon don of afghanistan he was the guy able to hold it together nothing happened on his watch without his approval or blessing the taliban said they killed him talking to sources early on after this happened yesterday, they may not have done it the sources i have been talking to indicate this may have been a personal dispute that emanated from some tribal troubles or some personal dealings that he had and one u.s. official told me he was no boy scout but you don't find a lot of boy scouts there in the area. while he was a very charismatic and well known guy able to get things done he had a dark side that dark side perhaps caught up with him. >> one more topic to get in i think pakistan, eliminates visas to u.s. military pe
showing you for months how stolen copper is actually big business on the black market. in june in this surveillance video, two suspects take two loads of copper gutters from a home, load it into a van and drive away in 4 1/2 minutes. >> we were shocked. we were hoping that we got lucky and got them on the tape, but we were amazed at the brazenness of it. >> reporter: that the same month in prince georges county at the shopping plaza, copper crooks stole the copper out of the air conditioners at the beauty school and several other businesses, and in may, there were thieves stealing copper from underground sites throughout dc city locations. >> for us this is new, however, because they're targeting our infrastructure and actually taking copper wire out of our electrical conduit. >> reporter: as far as these two copper suspects arrested in prince georges county, we spoke with a manager at the rockingham construction company who would only say this is an ongoing investigation and they can't comment any further at this time. >> now, as far as police are concerned, this is an ongoing
's here to dish on the debt and deal in taxes. and big money, big problems? mitt romney's campaign is debt free, but where is all that money coming from? we'll tell you why it could add up to a little bit of trouble for the republican front-runner. good morning, it's monday, july 18th, 2011. i'm chuck todd. just 15 days until default day. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. it's a week of public spectacle and private wrangling. efforts to get a big debt deal done has failed. >> when you look in the past at agreements between divided government, it's taken leadership on both sides. it took reagan and o'neil. it took clinton and gingrich. the president is out there. he's willing to do it. he said it in the state of the union, he said it in the budget. the question is, do we have a partner to work with? and i hope the answer to that is yes. >> this week we'll see a two-track process. publicly, leaders will get a few votes out of the way to allow conservatives to get on the record on a balanced budget amendment and set the table that nothing besides the final deal can pass. meanw
of different ways. by the way, this is no big secret, it's not like i'm telling you something other people can't figure out very easily. but if you have one phone call another phone it creates a busy line. if you use a third phone to call in, it goes directly to the voice mail and if you don't have a pin, it's very easy to get somebody's voice mail. >> we talked about at&t. how vulnerable are they to getting hacked and do we need to make pin numbers mandatory in order to keep all of our phones safe? >> i think that's something to think about. right now the onus is on the consumer, it's on us to be proactive with our mobile devices to put that pin on there. you think of your smartphone these days. it's really like a small laptop. in my face it's almost as big as a laptop. but you store so much personal information on there that really the companies should be doing more for users, i would say, because they're such an extension of ourselves. because there's such critical information on there. you know, i don't want to single out at&t too much because all of the wireless carriers are aware that th
to tucker good morning. >> good morning steve that is big news. i don't know what to make of it. >> do i need to console you. >> i am not sure clouds on the increase, storms to the south and west, partly to mostly cloudy day, temperatures expected to be in the 90s. a shower or two later this afternoon. cloud cover off to the north partly sunny morning here in the immediate washington area. notice pittsburgh, portions of ohio, shower and thunderstorm activity, possible some of that could slip in during the course to have day with the cloud cover temperatures will be held back a little bit yesterday we were thinking mid-90s now we are thinking low to mid-90s temperatures a few degrees cooler, regan national, 79 degrees, 79, 66 frederick, 63 winchester, 71 at the naval air station your forecast today more clouds and sun showers this afternoon generally speaking a dry day with a high temperature of 91 degrees still looking at a lot of heat around here on friday, on time traffic and julie. >> travelling along new york avenue at montana we had problem with the signal lights lanes are open once
's gun and fragments hit his hip. it was a big gun, it could have wiped us all out. >> you don't feel safe any more. >> reporter: he was not linked to the original call for help. he saw this as a opportunity to strike. >> he had some large hatred towards the police officers. what we know is that he was incredibly mad at the police department. >> reporter: his exgirlfriend says he's in the u.s. army, stationed in kansas and he recently returned to baltimore. the police tracked him down thursday. they found pieces of the rifle in his car and house. >> reporter: he's awaiting a bail review. >> the officer is home from being treated at shock trauma. >>> your next trip from expedia and more sites could cost more. you could be taxed on the full price of the hotel room, instead of the half price you pay. >>> the industry is going to pay on the cut, cap and balance deal. it's not expected to pass. don't forget, the president is going to be at the university of college park for a town hall meeting. vic carter will be there, too. >>> a game changing day at the pentagon. they'll talk about the r
onboard these boats, so that was a big concern as well. >> firefighters on land and in two fire boats from the river did all they could to stop the fire from spreading through the entire washington yacht club it started in one boat the flames quickly spread to others, four of them were destroyed and now sunk one boat owner bill lost his 38-foot cris craft. >> if it is completely down in the water you tell me how bad it is. >> they have sunk. >> as far as we know it is burned down to the water line. >> the boats were engulfed the fire visible from highwaybridges around firefighters rushed to untie other boats setting them loose so they too would not catch fire. >> we did have collateral damage again, pretty combustible materials, fiber glass, plastics, fuel, a lot of hazardous material. >> several people live on boats in the marina it does not appear anyone was aboard the boat that is caught fire no one was hurt investigators are trying to determine the cause whether it was an accident or arson. >> at this point investigators are here but i have not heard of anything asthma luscious or susp
.s. should be going up and so there should be an uptick in that sector. >> big negative persist. stagnant home values and on ease already on result debt ceiling debate. >> a lot businesses are locked into capital investments. that in fact will also affect the decisions to hire people long-term. >> president obama plans to meet with congressional leaders to work on a deal. he called a similar meeting on thursday constructive. >> the parties are still far apart on a wide range of issues be quite republicans oppose tax hikes. the stomach is not good for the economy. >> great uncertainty for small businesses. >> weekly jobless claims fell and the private payroll firm adp believes 157,000 jobs were added last month, mostly the unemployment rate will remain at 91%. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news -- will remain at 9.1%. it will take significant sustained growth with the comic adding at least 200,000 jobs every month to put a dent in the unemployment rate. >> kate amara, thank you. >> the final countdown is under way. weather permitting, atlantis will blast off for the final flight of the space shut
party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. hat doesn't mean this >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's wher
has done this at the fair oak mall, tyson's uss carl vinson corner center and green big brother shopping center. police saw he preys on women in their teens and early 20s, distracts them in the store and cuts their bottoms and takes off. >>> a mount rainier police officer being held without bond now on attempted murder charges. prosecutors say gene gillette lured a man to his home. he shot the man several times. the defense argues gillette is the victim saying he shot in self-defense after the accuser tried to rob him. also revealed in court, the prosecution said gillette has done this before and his other case is currently under investigation. >>> in sports, redskins players arrive for training camp today at ashburn officially kicking off camp tomorrow but that will not include quarterback donovan mcnabb. >> as expected, he has been traded. the redskins and minnesota vikings have agreed to a deal. it is not official yet. an announcement is expected some time today. the skins will get a 2012 sixth round pick and a conditional pick in the following year. >> they also got jabar ga
for years just died. john mackey was 69 years old. >>> all right jamie, let's get into it. you can see big thundershower here in central hartford county. if you are bell air or also in cassel county, get ready. this is not a severe storm, but it will pack gusty conditions, some downpours and of course dangerous lightning. the main concern, and a storm flairing up. we'll keep an eye on that. other than that, you can see the clouds and storms firing up. boy this has been the other story. heat index values around triple digits, 99 in easten right now. this evening we fall slowly through the 80s, talk about the increased chance for showers and storms coming tomorrow straight ahead. >> think it's hot here, go down to d.c. after weeks of tense negotiations on capitol hill, congressional leaders from both parties met with the president to try and hammer out a deal to increase the nation's credit limit before the august 2 deadline. now with both sides drawing firm lines on what they are willing to cut, can any agreement actually pass congress? abc's karen travers with more. >> the debate over ho
a northeast baltimore home and then set it on fire. our big story at noon -- police responded to the home on nicholas avenue after receiving a call for shots fired. but the left and no one answered. a short time later, the house was in flames. firefighters discovered three victims inside. jennifer has the latest on the investigation. >> arson teams and homicide detectives are investigating after firefighters battled the fire on tuesday morning. when they gained entry, they found three victims that had been shot in the head. a 58-year-old man, his 38-year- old daughter and her 27-year- old boyfriend. >> we have pieces of physical evidence at the scene. we're talking to a never -- to a neighbor. the good news is that everyone is overwhelmingly cooperative. >> the two male victims were found dead on the first floor. the female was clinging to life on an upper floor, but died later at an area hospital. one neighbor says he heard shots overnight. >> athletes between five shots to seven shots. -- at least between five shots to seven shots. >> they look for any evidence of discharging gun shots
votes to pass and it may be too big with a week left before the august 2nd deadline when the u.s. government would default on the loans.>>> a 7-year-old with epilepsy says a service dog would make his life much easier. now to pay for the dog, he is written a book and evan moss wrote a 26-page book called my seizure dog and wrote it and did the illustrations and it represents his take on what that dog would do for his life. >> the dog would eat pizza with me. if i go to outer space, the seizure dog would come, too. >> most people here have been a part of the seven years we have been dealing with this. >> a lot of people we know, but the majority of the people in the line we have never met. >> evan knows the dog will alert his family when he is having a life-threatening seizure caused by the epilepsy. they need $13,000 to get the specially trained dog and they are using proceeds from the book to try to raise the money. >>> at 5:38 we are watching the satellite radar composit and we have been tracking storms through southern maryland and they are fading away and regenerating south
and increase the nations borrowing limit. >> everything they have told me and the speaker is to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation extraordinarily difficult 9.2% unemployment. it is a job killer. >> we need to do something very big, substantial to bring long term debt down overtime we have to do that in a way that is good for the economy. >> reporter: of course there is a difference in opinion what is exactly good for the economy, house speaker john boehner said look the republicans are not going to agree on any package that includes any increases in taxes therefore the republican package is $2 trillion where as the deal the president has been pushing is a $4 trillion deal we should learn more at the press conference scheduled here at the white house 11:00 a.m. >>> three small planes in three separate incidents had to be intercepted by fighter jets this weekend each plane flew too close to camp david. the first around noon saturday another later that night the third happened late yesterday morning in every case the planes landed withou
what it really takes to make it to the national level. >>> the temperatures are heating up in a big way. how hot will it get as we head into the new week. you'll want to hear this one. >>> a standoff tonight over a tourist favorite. i'm will thomas. we are talking about pedicabs. the numbers are on the rise, and so is the tension. now there could be new rules for these guys. roz plater is in the newsroom to start us off. >> the drivers say they feel under siege from all sides after five years relatively problem free, now d.c. is set to impose a new set of regulations. >> reporter: the pedicab drivers will be the first to tell you their numbers are growing. but they say so is the tension between them and park police on the national mall. >> this year more than last we're being treated something like prostitutes out here, where it's a crime where most of the time the cops look the other way, but every now and then they bust some heads. >> reporter: tension came to a head friday evening when an officer arrested one of the drivers and chased him. witnesses claim it was unprovoked. >> the pa
morning steve and alison big hello welcome back. >> thank you tuck. i experienced dry heat i will talk about it later in the show. >> we had something from another world over the weekend temperatures a little better today i want to stress, low 90s decent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms could use those this is generally a good news monday forecast let's look at our satellite radar, again we will start with radar gain showers off to the south and east, heavy rain in spots across southern maryland during the overnight hours they had a flash flood warning, but you can see here in the immediate washington area, fairly quiet conditions there is a lot of haze and humidity in the atmosphere. temperature not comfortable, regan national, 81 degrees. 76 dulles, 75 at the naval air station and 75 hagueers town. partly sunny condition, thunderstorms developing later, highs upper 80s low 90s again our best chance of rain this week let's hope we get a little bit before sunshine returns tomorrow more details in the forecast in a coupling minutes lauren. >>> we are still dealing with two
an agreement on the debt ceiling. >>> our top story it was touch and no go for a big waiting and wondering game to see if the weather could cooperate. about half an hour ago the "atlantis" was cleared for takeoff and off it went. take a look. >> america will continue the dream. >> this is the 135th and final space shuttle flight. with it nasa's 30-year shuttle program comes to an end. msnbc's tam ron hall host of "news nation" is live at cape canaveral. you were will watching the entire thing, tam ron. could you feel it? >> absolutely. you know, richard, before the launch, several of the veterans around here told me that you could actually feel the ground shake and ufld feel the tremor. i thought, these are urban myths that you hear. not only did ulf, i felt the tremendous morse. i felt it reverberate through my body. we are the conduit for those at home, i was moved to tears witnessing that four-person crew going up on the final launch of the shuttle program. it is incredible. "atlantis" has traveled other 115 million miles. it is the lightest in the fleet. it was built at a rapid pace because
. here's abc's chris bury. >> reporter: in minnesota state parks, the big holiday weekend is a big bust. campers looking forward to a getaway were told instead to get lost. >> well, it's ridiculous. >> it's sad. >> it should never get to that. >> reporter: the closed parks a casualty of the state's budget crisis. so many services arehut down. even industries like logging are grinding to a halt because those trees are on public property. in all, 25,000 state workers laid off.. at the capitol, now closed to the public, minnesota's democratic governor and republican leaders could not agree on fixing a $5 billion budget gap. >> i'm not getting an income now. i don't think any of them should think it necessary for them to have an income either until this is settled. >> reporter: minnesota is the first state to actually shut down much of its government. but many others from new jersey to california are also making painful cuts. at this state park near minneapolis, k ken johnson had planned to spend a week camping with her family. getting ejected left her fuming. >> i think the government need
around. >> i can guarantee you there's something from a lot of big cities across the country and really something for everyone here this morning. >> all good. >>> the breaking news, former head of the international monetary fund is free to go anywhere he wants as long as he stays in the u.s. a judge friday released dominique strauss-kahn from the u.s. after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the rape case against him. sean hennessey of wcbs in new york has more. >> on this weekend strauss-kahn is enjoying his own freedom. the case is now hanging by a thread. for the first time in weeks, dominique strauss-kahn left his manhattan apartment finally free from house arrest gone with the ankle bracelet after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault. >> there are substantial credibility issues. >> reporter: prosecutors admitted the 32-year-old told them a series of lies and her whereabouts after the attack, first claiming to hiding in the hallway, but later admitted to cleaning two rooms. >> i understand the circumstances surround
september 12th of this year. with big crowds expected, reservations are needed. you can do it online. >>> nasa wants to remind us the heads up on the low-flying air pollution monitoring flights. there will be a few between the beltway and baltimore. expect to see the planes flying low between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. >> also today, we expect to hear from president obama on the tense negotiations over the federal debt ceiling. >> the clock is ticking and bipartisan talks this weekend ended with no deal. >> surae chinn is live on capitol hill with an important story that affects every single one of us. surae? >> well, andrea, mike, the deadline is looming. anxiety on capitol hill. anxiety at the white house. the president will be speaking later on today at a press conference this morning. late last night at the white house, the president met with congressional leaders to hammer out a deal to lower the nation's deficit. they met for about an hour and a half. the president trying to push his plan to raise the $14.3 trillion and cut $4 trillion in spending in cuts to healthcare and social
. we'll start in the shower. no need to spend big money on salon shampoos or name brand body washes. you're paying more for the frig rance and beauty experts will tell you the scents get washed down the drain. as long as the shower supplies have the soap they need, any brand is going to keep you clean. conditioner, that's another story entirely. ladies don't, get mad at me. now, we're moving to the medicine cabinet. pick any generic medication. over-the-counter generics do the same job as the name brand but they also save you money. products like aspirin and ibuprofen. they have simple recipes so the name brand is going to cost you 40% more. 40% more! another place to avoid name brands, household cleansers. we have a variety of spray bottles but in reality, you only need one. as long as you have the all- purpose cleaner, you're all set. some specialists say as long as you have vinegar and water, you don't need chemicals. they say that's the best way to keep the windows squeaky-clean. the candle industry, it makes billions. the smell may be great but do you really need the $25 candle
says a smaller package of about $2 trillion is more realistic. >> yes it's a big package will require big tax increases. it's a job killer. >> when asked whether or not he thought that they could reach a deal in the next 10 days, the president said "we have to." his press conference is scheduled for later this morning. reporting live on capitol hill, abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. jim moran wants to hear your ideas on how to reduce the national debt. the northern virginia democrat and the nonpartisan coalition are hosting an event in arlington tonight. participants will look at budget priorities and see how they will be affected by the various proposals. and it is 6:06. we have 73 degrees on this monday. >> and when "good morning washington" returns, albert haynesworth's sexual assault case heads back to court. we'll tell you what's next for the controversial redskins player. plus, safety concerns mount after the casey anthony verdict and sentencing. what's being done at the memorial to the florida mother's young daughter, caylee? >> but
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>>> good wednesday everybody. i'm contessa brewer covering the big news coast to coast. the big story we're watching right now, debt, deficit, downgrade, deadlock. there's six more days until the august 2nd debt default deadline. really, does anybody think there's going to be a deal? >> it can pass the house and pass the senate. i hope the president will consider signing it into law. >> the speaker's proposal cannot pass the senate, will not reach the president's desk. >> another day, another delay as washington tries to come up with a debt deal. today's breaking news a bipartisan group did the math on both the duelling democratic and republican debt plans and both come up short on their projected savings goals. democrats put their bill on hold. while republicans scramble to rewrite theirs. >> things are very fluid. >> today's house vote tabled while gop leaders try to get reluctant freshman on board. >> i want a solution, not a deal. i don't think this goes far enough. >> does this keep us in the battle. >> john boehner has a group of people that believe their way is the correc
of the building. big puffs of smoke. there was a lot of coughing -- popping and there was a boom. >> [unintelligible] >> one firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. no other injuries were reported another day of code red heat. perhaps others are getting used to it. whether it was a water taxi at the in a heartbeat -- inner harbor, or finding a shaded area, people were out. john cullins will join us later with word on when the heat wave may break. the topic of same-sex marriage is heating in maryland. gov. martin o'malley says he plans to make a marriage a legislative priority during the next general assembly. under the governor's plan, same- sex couples would have the same legal rights as their heterosexual counterparts. they will have equal protection under the law while experiencing religious freedom. that is not sitting well with certain clergy members. >> we're not opposing any personal or individual. my position is not to oppose. my position is to defend. and my position is to defend traditional marriage. >> the governor hopes to shape the maryland legislation similar t
's what happened here today. they say the kids were marching under this tree when that limb, that very big and heavy limb without notice without warning came tumbling down on top of them. >> one minute everything's fine and the next a tree just comes tom blung down. it was the people's church vacation bible camp. 25 kids of all different ages. >> we have serious injuries. two older people had pretty significant injuries we would say, priority one. they were taken to local trauma centers, and the three kids, several other kids were evaluated. they have some fairly serious injuries, nonlife threatening. >> everybody's supposed to be okay. the people's church vacation bible camp, every day they do something different. tomorrow they're supposed to go roller skating. i'm pat collins, news 4 washington. >> the fbi arrested a man from fairfax today and accused him of being on the payroll of the pakistani spy service. he's an american citizen, he's the executive director of the kashmiri american council. he's not charged with espionage. authorities say he made thousands of dollars in political con
, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> we have a demonstration with aaron and chris put the pat of butter on the window here. we got the butter in place bring in the torch representing the hot sunshine we have been having and let's see if the butter melts if the heat goes through the glass system if if butter melts that system won't keep the heat out our window the long window with the heat mirror butter in place bring in the torch let's watch. see if butter melts. butter doesn't melt. why don't you call in today to get window that is will save youen nor joy dollars make you more come you are the to believe in your home we will expla home we will explain when we come back  >>> an alarming racial divide when it comes to personal wealth a new analysis of census data shows the wealth gaps between whiteminorities have grown to their largest levels in 25 years, whites have on average 20 times the net worth of blacks and 18 times that
degrees out there in spots. and that is very, very miserable and there is a big area of hot high pressure of the nation's big nation and that stays out there the next few days and bite end of the week, this core of heat will be coming over into the east coast and especially the mid-atlantic and i am thinking record-high temperatures by thursday and friday and&into the weekend, too and -- and into the weekend, too. we have thunderstorms in the forecast tonight, and may bring us at least some cooling before that gets here. lots to talk about coming up. laura. >> stock up on the ice and keep your --ia. >> -- . >> yeah. >> all that stuff. and some heat advisories are given. >> without a doubt and may have some heat warnings, which we don't get often. nothing is issued yet and we're going to get them before the end of the week. >> could be dangerous. all right. >> yeah. >> and see you soon. >>> the extreme heat means trash collection will start an hour earlier. the trash crews started at 6:00 a.m. instead of 7:00 a.m. and if you live in d.c., remember to put your trash and recyclables out the
by the congressional budget office. and when it comes to reid's plan, it was off by $500 billion the big difference was that it did deliver on 2 is $.2 trillion in sages over a span of 10 years and -- and they argued that each other's plan had no chance of passing and they claimed theirs is the only proposal to end up ending crisis. >> economists, market analysts and agencies said the world economy can't bear this kind of uncertainty any longer. and they set a short-term as long as of an umpending default that results in the loss of our aaa rating that kept interest rates low in this country and saved consumers money for more than 70 years. >> if i could get more, i would get more and at this hour n my opinion, there is no ability to get more and the plan on the table is the best opportunity we have to hold the president's feet to the fire. >> and the plan would lift the debt ceiling until early next year. senator reid said his plan would not only cut government spending like speaker baehner's but lift it until the end of 2012 fick. and the president -- 2012. the president would not sign a short-te
doppler 9000. get your bearings. beltway. no storms around the beltway or downtown but some big storms out to the northwest and more storms north of baltimore. storms that prompted the warnings are out toward cum betterland. for other counties we have a flash food warning. hampshire and others. some very, very heavy rain. again, if you're out in this area trying to get home do not try to cross any flooded areas by foot or by car. this storm is headed to that area and capable of producing rains and very gusty winds. don't see any hail in it. just to the south of pumpkin center and just to the north of green spring and is pushing off to the south and to the east towards paw paw. we will come back and talk about where most of the storms will develop tonight. we will tell you what that means for the rest of the week. lesli? >> thank you, topper. >>> showing a brighter and safer metro area. today we got a new look at the 7000 series cars that will replace hundreds of unsafe and outdated cars on the rails. delia gonclaves is live outside the plaza with a closer look and what passengers think. >>
's still a big divide between the white house and capitol hill over the debt limit. what president obama is demanding from congress until a deal is done. >>> good morning. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm pat lawson muse in for eun yang on this monday morning, july 11th, 2011. and here's a look at the washington skyline. you can see the capitol in the distance and the potomac river. little hazy. going to be hot out there today, tom. >>> indeed, going to be heating up and the humidity has increased. we welcome pat lawson muse. good to have you with us. 76 at reagan national. low 70s at prince george's county and arlington, montgomery, and fairfax counties. weather watchers reporting upper 60s to near 70 in the rural areas of maryland and virginia. right near the bay, it's in the mid- mid-70s there as well as at the atlantic beaches. the yellow zone in western maryland, southern shenandoah valley in west virginia in the mid to upper 60s now. there's the view from space. a mostly clear sky starting off this monday morning. winds shifting into the south and southwest, th
in the rear-view mirror and here's this big tree that had fallen down behind him. >> reporter: in so many cases, seconds or even feet made all the difference. the winds are estimated between 60 and 70 miles per hour during that storm in arlington, and what's made it difficult for the power crews is that they had 14 utility poles that had to be repaired or replaced. in addition, they are working in 70 different locations to try and restore power. while it's been difficult for the people here to be without electricity, a lot of them say, look, when you see the tornado damage in a place like joplin, missouri, this is nothing. in arlington, sherri ly, fox 5 news. >>> we're following a developing story in montgomery county, maryland tonight. police are investigating a near drowning in german town. a man was playing with a remote controlled boat in gunner's lake around 7:00 p.m. the boat stalled and the man went into the water to get the boat but couldn't make it back to shore and went under. he's in the hospital in serious condition. >>> the fate of casey anthony is now in the hands of the jur
are kind of in suspended animation until speaker boehner acts on this bill today but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- get this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all there are no negotiations going on in that compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls from democrats but trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrat, that's exactly right. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> that's right. >> the asian market. >> elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starting to los
at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the m
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
, or it comes from the marketing department of a multibillion dollar organization that really has a big financial stake in the future of it's important to remember that books. if someone has a future that completely and 100% is tied up in e-books, they are going to tell you the future in the state of the book is all about e-books your now, in order to try to separate the rhetoric from the reality of simba information on with our parent company, we put together a nationally representative u.s. consumer survey. and we wanted to go to the entire u.s. adult population and basically ask who is buying these things anyway. do you buy e-books? what devices do you, on which do you read? how many books do you buy, and so forth. and over the three-year period we've been collecting this data, we've been collecting at quarterly for our e-book publishing 2011 report, we found about 90% of u.s. adult population hasn't bought a single solitary digital book. not a single e-book. we also found out because we asked questions that print book buyers still outnumber e-book buyers about five to one. and the o
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
have lots of space to get hydrated and also areas to get cooled off in. the big heat will move east, which we also have to talk about thunderstorms and would you know there's even a tropical storm. so lots more coming up in weather. we'll focus on this storm in a little while. >>> a warning from pepco tonight to conserve energy in this heatwave. the company says extreme heat can put a lot of stress on electrical equipment, but they say the power supply should be able to meet the high demand. their advice, set your thermostat at 78 and use an electric fan. turn off all nonessential appliances and postpone the use of high energy appliances like electric stoves, washers and driers and dishwashers until the evening hours. you can track the scorching temperatures on www.myfoxdc.com. we've got an entire page dedicated to the heat from tips on conserving energy while staying cool to advice on keeping your car running in the heat. it's all there in one place. >>> a heart stopping close encounter caught on camera. fox 5's bob barnard is here to show us and explain what happened. >> what you'
would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. same thing. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding as we come on the air in that phone hacking scandal engulfin
very quick. mitt romney is on top. coming in second is the big surprise, rick perry. he's coming in at number two, don. the gop horse race is big, big news right now. >> that's mark preston. we appreciate it. >>> for more "cnn newsroom" i'm joined by fredricka whitfield. when you say, fred, it's not going to be good. we have breaking news you'll be following and other stuffs. >> thanks so much. see you over the weekend as well. breaking news from studio 7. i'm fredricka whitfield in for suzanne malveaux. two explosions have rocked central oslo in the last hour wounding at least eight people. reports from norway say govrt buildings were targeted, one houses the prime minister's office and most of the windows were blown out. reuters reports a mangled car outside one building suggesting a possible car bomb. reuters reports the prime minister is safe. cnn is following the developments for you from london. what more do we know about how this happened and why? >> reporter: the information is still trickling in from oslo at this point. the police have issued a stam saying that there are
a lot. he want as big deal. will he and the president find a compromise? guess who is back? nancy pelosi, your favorite friend, the foam house speaker is back at the table and is in open the debt talks and wants to point the fingers at ... guess who? >> day one of 85 of the republican majority in the congress and we have not seen one jobs bill come to the floor. >>dave: day 185. we expect the republican congress to create jobs in less than a year yet the democrats had four years in control of congress and did what for jobs? >> and the day of fast tush around in the media and all at, quick response from romney about her comments. listen to this. uncertainty is probably the one thing, a heck of a problem. is my company going to be here? it is tough. things have to change. have to change. >>dave: that ad in response to comments early this week, from the senior advisor to president obama who said people will not vote based on the unemployment rate and jobs numbers but based on their situation. well, their situation is the unemployment rate. it is the jobs numbers. that is their reality. so,
states and these other 18 countries have aaa ratings. the u.s. is the big safe haven in the world. so why do these credit agencies matter? who listens to them? investors around the world listen to them. they look at the credit rating agencies and the credit rating of companies and countries to decide where they'll invest the money. for governments, they have a lot of power over the interest rates on the bonds that they can sell to investors. the safest bets pay the lowest interest. that and 's what you want if yoa government trying to raise money. agencies are either paid by the borrower or from subscribers who need the information. standard & poor's tells cnn money that the sovereign u.s. rating is unsolicited, that the u.s. government doesn't pay anything for that rating. and that it is an unbiased ass isment of what's p happhappenin the u.s. >>> here's a rundown some of the stories we're covering. wall street employees are canceling vacations with the debt ceiling deadline just six days away. is that a bad omen for your 401(k)? and i talked to a man who developed a rare tumor after wor
the transition date. it was comfortable yesterday. tomorrow will be close to 100 to again. the big todd heap bank will move back into baltimore in about 24 hours. upper 70's and low 70's right now. there is no rain. it will thicken up as we head into this afternoon -- upper 60's and low 70's. high temperature in the upper 80's and low 90's. we will come back and talk about the forecast going into the weekend. >> good morning. a quiet start for your morning commute. the only thing we are tracking is the ongoing construction in ight street and st. conway street in advance of the grand prix. on to the west side, still running smoothly, 54. eight minutes on southbound 895 down to the tolls. five minutes on 95 down to the fort mchenry. so far so good. we will enjoy this quiet ride for now. this is the key bridge. an easy ride on the east side. the promised at the harbor tunnel or the fort mchenry. the bay bridge, no problems, a nice ride into the toll plaza at sandy point. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> congress seems no closer to -- an agreement. >> the house is planning to
the humidity and heat the horses are still breezing. they are just getting light exercise before the big day. they do it in the absence of any weather breeze, if you can believe it. the expected high is 95. the heat index, 98. officials say, no matter what, the horses will run. opening day at america's oldest sporting venue is a summertime ritual. this year the heat wave blanketing much of the country could threaten that tradition. racetrack officials are monitoring conditions and expect the races to go on as planned despite a predicted heat index of 100 degrees. races have been postponed only once before due to hot weather, during the summer of 2006. all along the east coast, people trying to enjoy the dog days of summer are feeling the heat. in outdoor rock concert in new jersey preventative cooling measures like sprinklers and slip and slides couldn't keep nearly 100 people from being treateded for heat exhaustion. at least one person was take ton the hospital. in the nation's capital it felt like 112 degrees thursday. paramedics were called to treat at least two people who collapsed on s
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